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People News Recap from 12/31 - 1/6


Date: 01/06/14

Wine industry people on the move from December 31 to January 6

H&A Finance Names Gretchen Brakesman Account Manager

H&A Finance appointed Brakesman as account manager, developing new business throughout the wine regions of California, interacting with clients from production to finance. More...

King Estate Hires Jim Mauceri to New Director of National Accounts Position

The winery tapped industry veteran Jim Mauceri to fill the new role which will focus on both on-premise and off-premise chains. He was most recently at Evening Land Vineyards where he managed sales for the Western United States. More...

Jill Davis Appointed VP and General Manager of Lambert Bridge Winery

Lambert Bridge Winery appointed winemaker Jill Davis to the role of vice president and general manager. Her new role will find her directly overseeing all aspects of the daily operations as well as the brand’s long-term strategic planning. More...

Jennifer Higgins Named Head Winemaker at Lambert Bridge Winery

Higgins, a UC Davis graduate with 20 years winemaking experience, joined forces with Davis at Lambert Bridge after six years as head winemaker at Alexander Valley’s Lancaster Estate. More...

Cooperages 1912 Napa Promotes Elizabeth Van Emst to General Manager

Cooperages 1912 Napa promoted Elizabeth Van Emst to general manager of North America. Van Emst will oversee wine barrel sales of North America and manage the company’s Napa operations. More...

Shaun Richardson Named General Manager at Laffort USA

He will manage the U.S. subsidiary and network to develop long term business, with focus on managing the subsidiary and supporting distributors and agents in other countries of the market. More...

Premium Port Appoints Judson Carroll as Northwest Regional Sales Manager

He will oversee the Northwest region, markets included are Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and Utah. He previously held the position of NW regional sales manager for Freixenet. More...

Hawks View Cellars Introduces New Winemaker, Adam Lee of Siduri

A.J. Kemp, owner of Hawks View Cellars, sought out Lee for his expertise and knowledge as displayed by the highly esteemed winery Siduri that Lee owns with his wife Dianna. More...

Robert Rosende Named President and COO of Testa Wines of the World

He joins Testa Wines from Boisset Family Estates, where he served as vice president of sales. Under his leadership Testa Wines will have a new team of managers across the U.S. representing and managing the portfolio. More...

Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley Appoints New Executive Director

Marketing veteran Ann Petersen will develop and implement a strategic plan that ensures the continued growth and viability of the organization, and enhance awareness of the Dry Creek Valley appellation. More...

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